REI Community
The Pie Shop

Select Area...
Echo View 
Main Wall 
Middle Aged Wall 
Space Invaders 
Trailhead Boulders 

The Pie Shop Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 6,293'
Location: 38.87496, -120.01199 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 40,040
Administrators: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Blitzo on Sep 19, 2006


67° | 33°

61° | 35°

50° | 22°

59° | 27°

67° | 29°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: The Pie Shop. Photo by Blitzo.


Unfortunately pie is no longer served here, but the name remains attached to this popular South Lake Tahoe area. It offers good climbing and bouldering. Take care to be a good neighbor and not to boulder too close to the houses.

Getting There 

To reach The Pie Shop from South Lake Tahoe, follow Hwy 50, west from the junction of 50 and 89 (known as the "Y"). A little past the airport, turn right on Sawmill Road, and continue for 1/4 mile. Park on the left side of the road. The trail starts in the boulders, right of two houses.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

58 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',29],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Pie Shop

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Pie Shop:
Knob Hill   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad   Main Wall
Crepes Corner   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Main Wall
Hands Masseuse   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 275'   Main Wall
But My Wife Got A Boob Job   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Middle Aged Wall
The Slot   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   Main Wall
Cruise Control   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     TR, 1 pitch, 80'   Middle Aged Wall
Gimpy Old Men   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Middle Aged Wall
I'm Cooler Than My Kids Think I Am   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Middle Aged Wall
Road House Blues   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad   Main Wall
Space Invaders   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch   Space Invaders
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in The Pie Shop

Featured Route For The Pie Shop
Rock Climbing Photo: Top roping "Space Invaders". Photo by Bl...

Space Invaders 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Space Invaders
Start to the right of "Sky Shark".Climb a crack, move left across a horizontal, then up overhanging face and two bolts.There is a direct variation to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of The Pie Shop Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sliver bullet  Joshua Welch
Sliver bullet Joshua Welch
Rock Climbing Photo: Golf course boulders
Golf course boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: From the top
From the top
Rock Climbing Photo: Mt. Tallac from the top of The Pie Shop. Photo by ...
Mt. Tallac from the top of The Pie Shop. Photo by ...

Comments on The Pie Shop Add Comment
Show which comments
By Brad Allender
From: Alameda, CA
Oct 10, 2007
Carville's guide calls this a "leisurely" approach. While not long or overly difficult, I think leisurely is a bit misleading.
By Blitzo
Jul 9, 2009
I don't think that "leisurely" is misleading at all. It's a simple 10 minute approach. You should have done it before the trail was cut!

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About